Police and emergency services took part in counter-terror training exercise in Merseyside

Officers and staff from emergency services in the North West took part in a multi-agency training exercise in Merseyside over the weekend. Over 400 participants from agencies including Counter Terrorism Policing North West (CTPNW), Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire & Rescue, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and the Coast Guard took part in the large-scale exercise […]


With only a few weeks to go until the voter registration deadline for local elections on 4 May, anyone wanting to vote must make sure they are on the electoral register. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on 17 April. Voters can apply online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote  It takes just five minutes. This May, for the first […]


Saturday 25th March, 10am-4pm, Widnes Library Halton MakeFest is a one-day festival that brings together makers of all levels of experience and expertise from the Halton region and beyond. The event is free for both attendees and makers, and offers a full day of activities including discovery, fun, and making. It is inspired by similar […]

Manchester to host international convention for performing arts professionals this summer

Manchester is to play host to a prestigious international convention for the performing arts this summer, which will see hundreds of professionals working globally in the sector descend on the city for the three-day conference in June. The International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) conference takes place from 27 to 30 June, with Manchester […]

Blog: “Please can you stay on the phone and talk to me”

On the third National Day of Reflection (23 March) Julie Angelsea from Liverpool City Council’s Covid-19 team shares two very different experiences that will stay with her forever. *Please note that this blog contains details which some people may find upsetting. “The first story is one that I will never forget – and one I […]

Half marathon taking place through city on Sunday 26 March

More than 5,000 runners will be taking part in a half-marathon through the streets of Liverpool on Sunday 26 March. The 13.1-mile BTR Liverpool Skyline Half Marathon event also includes the 8th annual BTR Liverpool 10 Mile Road Race. Both races start at 9am from Pier Head Liverpool on the city’s world-famous waterfront alongside the […]


Community groups in Halton are being invited to be at the heart of the Eurovision celebrations this May.  Following on from EuroFest, the two-week cultural festival, and EuroLearn, the education programme, EuroStreet, will make sure that communities across the Liverpool City Region get the chance to bask in Eurovision’s sparkle. And not only that – there is now […]